Opera in Rome
Planning your trip to Rome? It’s a wonderful prospect. Whether your interests are cultural, artistic, gastronomic, religious, historic – or if you are simply looking to relax in beautiful surroundings – Italy, and Rome in particular, always leaves a mark on its visitors, and also leaves them with some unforgettable memories.
As well as visiting the most interesting monuments and enjoying the country in general, one thing which you should not miss out on during your stay in Italy is the magic of a musical performance. An opera, perhaps? It was in Italy that this art form was born in 1600 and where many of the great operas have been written by such masters as Verdi, Puccini, Rossini and Donizetti, among others.
In Rome you will have the chance to attend opera performances which take place in historic venues, whether it is the famous opera house – the Teatro Costanzi or Teatro dell’Opera di Roma – or one of the many churches in the Italian capital.
Rigoletto by Verdi, The Elixir of Love by G. Donizetti, Manon Lescaut by G. Puccini, Maometto II by G. Rossini and Carmen by G. Bizet are just some of the acclaimed operas included in the programme. Savouring a performance at this opera house is sure to be a fabulous experience that will make your stay in Rome all the more special.
Verdi’s famous opera La Traviata is also performed at a number of Rome’s concert halls and churches (among which some highlights are All Saints Church and the Chiesa di San Paolo dentro le Mura) by illustrious artists such as I Solisti dell’Opera di Roma and I Virtuosi dell’Opera di Roma. Furthermore, at the Teatro Salone Margherita, you have the chance to see a performance of such highly acclaimed operas as, for instance, The Barber of Seville.
If you find it hard to decide on one specific opera, or prefer to enjoy something of them all, there are other kinds of events which offer performances of some of the most well-known opera arias, both by both Italian composers (such as Donizetti, Puccini and Verdi) and by other famous composers (such as Bizet or Mozart). I Solisti dell’Opera present a fantastic selection of such works at All Saints Church.
The Chiesa Evangelica Valdese, situated in Rome’s Via IV Novembre, hosts two artistic genres with the event Opera e Balletto. The breath-taking and beautiful performance by the singers and dancers of I Solisti dell’Accademia di Lirica e Danza di Roma will transport you to the golden age of opera and ballet.
Other ballet performances, such as The Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, also take place at Rome’s opera house.
Similarly, interesting concerts and dinner-concerts, sometimes combined with exhibitions of visual arts, are on offer in Rome at various churches and palaces.
The highly varied musical panorama in the Italian capital is matched by the high demand for tickets. Don’t forget to reserve these in advance and so guarantee being able to enjoy your chosen events.